Saturday, February 28, 2009

You're Gonna Miss This... moment!

My new friend Pam does these moments weekly!!! Be sure to check her's out!

I was actually planning to participate this week... and was thinking of what I might do, when my children said, "Mommy, you're invited to join us for a COWBOY TEA PARTY!"

Oh, what a delightful combo ! It included cheese whiz, honey, saltines, chocolate chips, water, one hand-painted tea set and my favorite cowgirl and cowboy - EVER. I love them dearly! Oh, how I will miss drinking water from tiny cups.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Droppin some quotes... simmer time

The following are the words of Fulton J. Sheen. Here's what I'd love. I would love for you to read both, jot them down in a journal if the idea fancies you, and then let me know which one most readily resonates with you and why.

1) "To love what is below the human is degradation; to love what is human for the sake of the human is mediocrity; to love the human for the sake of the Divine is enriching; to love the Divine for its own sake is sanctity."

2) reference to earthly trials...

"No human being has a choice of whether he will go through life with or without suffering, because this is to a great extent beyond his control. But each one has this choice: Will the suffering open on a Cross and therefore see the joy beyond, or will it be closed to the Cross and therefore be the beginning of hell on earth?"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

5 mid-week FAVS!

(Don't ya'll think favs should be spelled faves... )
#1 My precious little boy in this hilarious hat

#2 That it snowed TWO TIMES THIS WINTER... and TODAY was one of those times!!!
I was just thinking how much I disliked winter yesterday, and frowned upon the yucky brown grass, and then! this morning it was sparkly and white... and i didn't have to go to work, and.... i think i owe winter an apology.

#3 My precious precious childhood-all the way to-adulthood friend, Melanie, got married 4 days ago!

#4 And I got to hang out with some of my most favorite people, and don THESE SASSY SHOES.

#5 And... PEEK-A-BOO!!! Spring is actually on its way! Yipee!!!! Daffodils!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

3 statements that rock my world - GO with His Grace and ROCK YOURS

1."Too many assume that the reason people do not come to God is because they are ignorant; it is more generally true that the reason people do not come to God is because of their behavior."
-Fulton J. Sheen


3. "When, because of your faith, your life too becomes perceptibly different; when your reactions are quite opposite to what the situation seems to call for and your activities can no longer be explained in terms of your personality; that is when your neighborhood will sit up and take notice. In the eyes of the world, it is not our relationship with Jesus Christ that counts; it is our resemblance to HIM!" -Ray Stedman
...I enjoy intellectual folks. Conversation - the give and take of intelligent and/or witty thought, is fun for me. Great wit, in and of itself, causes me to applaud inwardly and laugh out loud, generally. I have a fondness for "characters," for humanness, for like-mindedness... and even differences, that seem mindful - perhaps well thought out.
I'm a people person. And I'm burdened. I'm burdened to see such fun, energetic, thought-making, education-taking, knowledgeable souls, living life on the outskirts. In chocolate terms, it's like watching people gnaw on tootsie rolls out in the cold when there's a Godiva fountain overflowing just inside.
Shoot. I never even won a school spelling bee. I can fit right in... in that average category. I can blend in with the best of em. But I've been down deep in the muck of behavior, where darkness and guilt parade. Where coldness dumbs and numbs out the reality of our choices, and we accept "meaninglessness," avoiding the battle. My prayer is for behaviors in harmony with my faith and a good conscience representative of His will. Lord make it so!